Friday, April 14, 2023 at 01:30 to 03:00 PM

Youth Grantmakers (YG) is a permanent, youth-led grantmaking body through which private and public youth-serving resources can flow. Baltimore’s Promise serves as the organizational home for this initiative working with local Funders and youth themselves to create a pooled grantmaking model. This intergenerational, grantmaking model has been developed in partnership with older youth from Baltimore City ages 16-24 as the inaugural cohort of YGs. 

According to the Baltimore City Youth Opportunities Landscape, only 9% of youth opportunities are available to youth ages 16-24 who have graduated high school or are not in school or working.  Therefore, in response to the overwhelming need for more opportunities, this first cycle of grantmaking distributed $525,000 in resources to support 10 youth-serving organizations providing economic opportunity and mobility programming for Baltimore City older youth ages 16-24.  

Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Maryland has an opportunity to build a statewide, multi-racial coalition of organizations comprised of parents and providers designed to build awareness and unite around a plan to educate policymakers and other key stakeholders on Prenatal to 3 priorities for parents, families and communities. The Maryland Family Network (MFN) currently has a planning grant from the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Foundation (Pritzker) with an opportunity to receive an implementation grant. The Prenatal-to-Five (PN-5) and Education Funders Affinity Groups are invited to learn more about the focus of the planning grant, the importance of stakeholder engagement toward achieving policies and systems goals in the state, and how MFN, Strong Schools Maryland and other organizations are working together to prepare a strong case for continued support from Pritzker.

Maryland Philanthropy Network members interested in attending for the first time are encouraged to reach out to Marlo Nash prior to attending a meeting.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for an informational program about the exciting work at Baltimore City Public Schools around the principal pipeline. Dr. Tracey Durant, Executive Director of City Schools Equity Office, will share an overview of their equity-centered pipeline work, priorities for City Schools connected to their successes and strategies to reimagine this work at City Schools, and how this work builds on philanthropic accomplishments along with other successes that helped to position City Schools for this current opportunity with their principal pipeline development. Dr. Durant will be joined by her City Schools team.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Education Funders Affinity Group for a conversation about the Comprehensive Implementation Plan for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. We will explore questions around the implications of the plan for Maryland schools and ways the philanthropic community can be supportive. Members will hear from Rachel Hise, executive director of the Blueprint Accountability Implementation Board, who has extensive knowledge around plans related to the 5 pillars that undergird the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. Additional AIB members who will join Rachel on the panel are Isiah “Ike” Leggett (chair) and Dr. Brit Kirwan (co-chair)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Education Funders and Prenatal to Five Affinity Groups to learn about "mixed delivery systems" of care that connect across multiple programs, providers, and settings (including public schools and community-based organizations) that can be supported with a combination of public funds and private funds. Our speakers will share possible avenues for a system of mixed delivery in Baltimore and across Maryland along with potential next steps. Space will be created for dialogue between funders about steps you can take together around early care and education.